Friday, November 25, 2011

Girls - Check, Bikinis - Check, Sharks - Hang on one minute!

According to an American TV news show,  in the shark infested waters off the South African coast, women in bikinis are diving with sharks, and its all in the name of science!

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These ladies have been recruited by scientists to show that popular shark myths are mainly bunkem.
According to ABC News (USA) since making it his life's work to demystify sharks, marine biologist Dr. Ryan Johnson has free dived with sharks countless times, he uses bite meters to measure the strength of their jaws and even helped develop silicon "robo-seals" to study the way Great Whites hunt their prey in beautiful Mossel Bay.

But even though dozens of massive sharks spend over half of the year cruising less than a half-mile from some of the most popular beaches in Africa, there has not been a shark attack on humans here in over 20 years.

Johnson is so convinced that sharks are not the mindless man-eaters that he's recruited a small team of "shark angels" to test whether the animals are truly driven into a feeding frenzy by the sight of white flesh, the smell of human blood and urine or the flash of jewelry.

"All of us on this crew are convinced that what we're doing is responsible," Johnson said. "We wouldn't be doing this if we thought we were going to get bit. It's a chance for us to put ourselves on the line and prove our theories."

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